Television and Modern Technology Censorship

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For every swear word to every explicit image, the FCC is always there to try and censor the indecent and compromising content before it reaches the viewers. For many years, the FCC has always been televisions number one source for protection when in regards to filtering which content gets to the viewer. Television will always change, but for the better I think not. Through the years, the FCC with censorship has been on an epic downfall that even dates back to how women were portrayed and even to the images that aired on national public television. Censorship covers a wide range of outlets whether it is music, television, or the internet. Television worldwide may be one of the most influential inventions of all time, which is the reason …show more content…
Many feel that when their product is consistently monitored it takes the heart and fun out of the material.
Television Censorship in the past was one drastic change in television history; censorship was also a major television impact on society. From the 1930s to the 1940s TV was still very new and at in its birthing years; making the amount of viewers of the television only a few thousand. At a 90 percent rate TV has doubled its amount of viewers within just a decade making it more than 30 million viewers. Sex, violence, drugs, and alcohol is a huge acceptance and popular culture and because of the rise in these popular areas the FCC was born. The FCC also known as the Federal Communications Commission was established in June of 1934 (CITE A WEBSITE). Although censorship may be a broad topic, women on the other hand were a prime target for the FCC.
One of the major impacts that censorship has had on society was with women and minorities. Around the era of WWII, a rise in childbirth also known as the “baby boom” era had a nationwide effect of anxieties when it came to sex. In fact, in the 1950s a statue in Indiana for masturbation came into effect making masturbation a crime; a person caught masturbating could be convicted and sentenced up to 14 years of jail time. Any sexual interaction between two people was deemed a sin in the eyes of society calling it bestiality, if the two people were not married. To further show how censorship blocks certain images
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